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ERIC Number: EJ1133725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Shifting Understandings of Community College Faculty Members: Results of an Equity-Focused Professional Development Experience
Parker, Carolyn; Morrell, Claudia; Morrell, Christopher; Chang, Lillian
Journal of Faculty Development, v30 n3 p41-47 Fall 2016
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study that examined the influence of a multi-stage, equity-focused professional development program on the beliefs and understandings about issues of equity and classroom practices among 28 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community college faculty members. The authors describe how the beliefs and understandings of the faculty members shifted after each stage of the program. They found that, only after implementing professional development in their classroom practices, there was a statistically significant shift in faculty members' understanding of seven of the nine constructs measured by the survey. The study reveals the need for community college faculty to implement research-informed professional development in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1104163